As the year opens, you can still view 2 bright close-knit planets in evening twilight: Jupiter and Saturn. Mercury joins them on January 9, 10 and 11. Mars is the only bright evening planet out after true darkness falls. Dazzling Venus is the sole morning planet, lighting up the east at dawn.
How to watch the rare ‘triple conjunction’ of Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn tonight
According to Space.com, all three planets will fit within the field of view of binoculars. “Mercury and Saturn will be a challenge to see within the evening twilight – except for skywatchers at southerly latitudes, where the sky will darken faster.”
Bible prophecy: What are Christians saying about the Great Conjunction?
A Biblical hidden code which contains an imminent end of the world Bible prophecy for 2021 has been cracked, scholars claim. And within the heart of the codes are nostradamus predictions end of the world and the coming of the Jewish Messiah coming in 2021. Rabbis, priests, mathematicians and professors have claimed to have uncovered a network of hidden codes in the ancient texts. Christianity and Judaism share the first five books of the Bible, which also make up the Torah – known as the five books of Moses. It is claimed within the original Hebrew versions of these sacred texts are secret messages left by God.
Apocalypse Predictions for 2021
Every year, new apocalyptic predictions waft through the dark fringes of the internet and the tabloid media. In the past couple of years, the world was predicted to end in a nuclear war, an asteroid impact, and a new ice age, to name just a few of the more popular doomsday prophecies.
Needless to say that none of them have come true. Most of us will agree that 2020 was anything but a pleasant year, but, the good news is, humankind is still around, and thriving!
And yet, there is no shortage of fresh end-of-world prophecies for the coming year. The following 2021 predictions are now particularly trendy among doomsday enthusiasts:
- The zombie apocalypse: An army of undead monsters terrorizing unsuspecting citizens, feeding on human brains, and slowly but surely taking over the world? What sounds like the cheapest possible horror movie cliché has developed quite a following in the apocalypse community. After all, the most famed seer of them all, Nostradamus, predicted this scenario. Of course, his prophecies are more than a little cryptic, so this is just one of the most popular possible interpretations.
- The second coming: It’s time for yet another prediction of the return of Jesus! This time, it’s American pastor Kenton Beshore who claims he has hard-and-fast evidence that the rapture will happen in 2021. His credibility is only slightly undercut by the fact that this is his second try: his first end of the world was supposed to happen in 1988. And it… didn’t.
- The hidden Torah code: Some “scholars” have supposedly just deciphered a series of hidden codes in the Jewish Torah’s first five books. And, you guessed it, they translate as “the world will end in 2021.” So, who knows? Maybe, after a few hundred failed attempts, the hidden-doomsday-warning-in-holy-scripture shtik finally produces some results?
The Best Doomsday Predictions That Fizzled
If all this has got you worried, have a look at some of the more notorious doomsday scenarios in history that failed to materialize, just like hundreds of other prophecies through the ages. While some of the listed events had tragic consequences for many involved, a look at the track record of prophets and prophecies is a good reminder that there is no need to panic. After all, predicting the end of days is a tricky business.
The Mayan Calendar
The end of the world was predicted to occur on December 21, 2012, when one of the great cycles in the Mayan calendar came to an end. In the run-up to the day, the internet abounded with predictions about an apocalypse happening on “12/21/12”. Faced with the wealth of alarmist information available on the world wide web, even NASA was compelled to publish an information page about why the world would not end on December 21, 2012.
Camping and the Rapture
The world was also supposed to end on October 21, 2011. American radio host Harold Camping had arrived at the date for the apocalypse through a series of calculations that he claimed were based on Jewish feast days and the lunar calendar. In addition to his claims about the end of the world, he also predicted that on May 21, 2011, at precisely 6:00 p.m., God’s elect people would be assumed into heaven, in an event he called the Rapture. Those who were not raptured, he said, would have to remain on Earth to wait for their doom five months later. According to media reports, some of his followers quit their jobs, sold their homes, and invested large amounts of money in publicizing Camping’s predictions. When the Rapture did not occur, Camping re-evaluated his predictions saying that the event would take place simultaneously with the end of the world. After October 21, 2011, the self-proclaimed prophet stated that “nobody could know exactly when the time of the apocalypse would come.”
The Black Hole from Geneva
Scientists use the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) near Geneva, Switzerland, to set up controlled collisions of particles at very high speeds. The experiments have caused some to believe that the energies set free by the collisions will form a black hole powerful enough to consume Earth and all life on it. No such black hole has been sighted yet, and several high-profile studies have concluded that there are no such dangers associated with the experiments conducted at the LHC.